A is for Archive: One Hundred Years of Alphabet Books

Alphabet of CelebritiesThis selection of alphabet books spans a hundred years and is probably of more interest to adults than children. Two of the more unusual books are the Anti-Slavery Alphabet published at the height of the American abolition movement and Little People: An Alphabet which could as easily be titled, “An Alphabet of Racism.”  This popular form of educating (and sometimes indoctrinating) children has endured for over two centuries. The form has also been used to amuse adults as can be seen in An Alphabet of Celebrities.

— Renata

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  3. Kennard Lindquist

    I am trying to find the first vol. of the Averell-Averill-Avery Family Complied by Clara A. Avery.

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